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Black Adder and Monty Python and British Comedy in General

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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 05:24 PM
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Here are a few more you may or may not know of. All are very good.








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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 05:37 PM
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Ah yes i do remember these as a child, nice.

I'm going to find more, there are still a few that haven't been posted.




posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 05:41 PM
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It took 4 pages to get to Ab Fab?
Another glaring omission is Benny Hill. WTF?



The Carry On gang was quite something in their day. Loads of stand up. Jimmy Carr is amazing but nothing you can link to here.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 05:44 PM
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If you're going to bring up the Carry Ons, we'd better have the most infamous pun in cinematic history;



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: awareness10
a reply to: alldaylong

Ah yes i do remember these as a child, nice.

I'm going to find more, there are still a few that haven't been posted.



This hasn't been posted.




And a couple more.





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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 05:55 PM
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Are You Being Served. I totally forgot that gem. Funny as hell. Asking about one I haven't seen. We had All in the Family. I hear it was based off of a British comedy called Man about the House. How was that show?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 06:00 PM
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 06:04 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: alldaylong

Are You Being Served. I totally forgot that gem. Funny as hell. Asking about one I haven't seen. We had All in the Family. I hear it was based off of a British comedy called Man about the House. How was that show?



Man About The House was a good one.

I found the spin off " George & Mildred " as good.





posted on Jul, 10 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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If you really want to plunge in the depths of British humour...



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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It's funny, but I really dislike Mr. Bean.

Then, I saw Blackadder. SO much better.... Turns out I hated the character of Mr. Bean, not the actor. He's brilliant.



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 03:42 PM
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Great to see some of my own favourites in this thread; It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Dads Army, To The Manor Born, the Carry On films to mention but a few.

Got to say I hated a few as well - every time I watched Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em I really wanted to beat Frank Spencer up and hated Sorry with the otherwise brilliant Ronnie Corbett.
Never really liked Benny Hill as well.
And I'm one of the few people I know who can't stand Mrs Browns Boys.

Loved the first few series of Shameless but it all got a bit messed up and lost its edge after about the third series.
The New Statesman was brilliant as were Spitting Image and Bottom.
Early Doors was pretty good, as were the first few series of Bread.

Don't really bother watching sit-coms nowadays, they're all pretty tame and predictable.

I'll try and put some clips up a bit later.

ETA
How could we forget The Royle Family?
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posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 05:35 PM
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I didn't see anyone metion them yet.

But I did like "The Young Ones" back in the day too




posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 01:35 AM
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Here's one i've never heard of from 1955.



And this, 1930's


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posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 01:44 AM
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Talking of 1950's British humour, you really ought not to forget radio.
Two examples.

Here is a classic extract from the Goon Show, featuring Peter Sellars and Spike Milligan as the running characters Bluebottle (small boy) and Eccles (professional idiot);


And here is a playlet from the 1960's show "I'm sorry, I'll read that again", whose castlist usually included John Cleese (I can't remember if he is present on this one).
It does include, at no extra charge, the grotesquely fat nymphomaniac Lady Constance de Coverlet, one of the running characters.

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posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 01:53 AM
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Let us not forget the genius of Peter Cook here as the English Prime Minister he outlines the causes and solution for unemployment.




posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 02:00 AM
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Talking of Peter Cook, this thread has neglected the earlier stages of the Blackadder saga;


P.S. The Blackadder character is still in bed at this stage, which is why he does not appear in the clip.


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posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 02:22 AM
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....and Black Adder of course accidently kills the king...another favorite Alexei Sayle on God




posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 03:07 AM
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I bit newer Toast of London.




posted on Jul, 12 2016 @ 03:56 AM
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I've seen a few episodes of Toast of London, love it.
Matt Berry is a fantastic actor (not to mention his amazing voice!!!) he's also in a few of my favourites including the IT Crowd, Mighty Boosh, and Garth Merenghi's Darkplace.



posted on Jul, 16 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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Patsy and Edie are back and on the big screen:



Looks good.



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